Gift for Cleaners
Running a Cleaning Business

5 Gifts for Cleaners to Show Your Appreciation This Holiday Season

December 08, 2022

With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to show your appreciation to your cleaning team for all their hard work this year. Giving your employees a small token of your gratitude this holiday season is sure to brighten their spirits. Keep reading to learn our top five Christmas gifts for house cleaners.

Why Get Holiday Gifts for Cleaners?

Your team of cleaners has worked hard over the year to keep your cleaning service running. Each successful cleaning has helped you to expand your business and retain loyal clients. As the holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to show your gratitude to your team for all they do.

A small gift, or even a thank you note for a holiday gift can go a long way in helping your cleaners feel appreciated and cared for. They’ll be grateful and excited to help you grow your business even more in the year to come. 

Research shows that a positive work culture helps attract and keep excellent employees. A little token of your appreciation, or even a thank you note, can communicate to your team that you respect and admire them.

5 Top Thank you Holiday Gifts For Cleaners

You might be wondering, what are great small gifts to show appreciation to your cleaning team? Below, we’ve compiled five thoughtful and accessible gift ideas for any budget that will show your appreciation to your cleaning team.

1. Tin of Cookies 

One of the most common and well-loved holiday gifts is a tin of cookies. If you’re already doing holiday baking for close family and friends, add your cleaning staff to your list of recipients so they can enjoy the delicious treats as well.

You can bake and decorate the cookies yourself to make them extra special. However, if you don’t have the time, you can buy a tin of Danish butter cookies or even a box of chocolates to gift to your cleaners. 

If your cleaners went above and beyond this year, and if you have the means to do so, include some thoughtful treats as part of a larger gift, such as a gift card or Christmas bonus. 

2. Insulated Travel Tumbler or Mug 

In many parts of the world, the holiday season means colder weather. As the temperatures drop, people look to warm beverages like coffee and hot tea to stay warm and cozy. 

Give your cleaner an insulated travel tumbler or mug to keep their drinks warm during the chilly holiday season. This gift can be purchased at just about any store nowadays, but you can order a personalized mug online if you want to make it even more special. Many sites, such as Shutterfly and VistaPrint, allow you to add custom text or images to a high-quality coffee mug.

This YETI insulated tumbler keeps drinks hot for hours. Your cleaner will be able to use it all year, as it also keeps cold beverages cool. As a counterpart to this gift, you can add a box of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate on the side. 

3. Hand Cream

After a long day of scrubbing, dusting, and sweeping, your cleaners’ hands could likely use some TLC. 

Hand cream is a practical and thoughtful gift that your cleaner will love using after each shift. If the weather is getting cooler where you live, a nourishing hand cream will provide much-needed moisture to dry hands.

This L’Occitane hand cream offers 24-hour hydration and comes in a delicious scent of fresh almonds and warm vanilla. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, Burt’s Bees makes several popular creams and lotions for dry hands. What’s more, you can find this brand at most grocery or drug stores.

4. Spa Gift Card

If you have a small cleaning team and want to give them something they’ll remember for years to come, consider giving them a gift card for a spa day or massage therapy. 

Self-care and stress relief is important for everyone but especially those who are on their feet all day like professional cleaners. A day at the spa can help your staff manage their mental and physical well-being so that they show up to work feeling refreshed and recharged. 

An elaborate gift isn’t necessary to show your team you appreciate them. That said, if you’re able to go the extra mile, your cleaners will cherish your generosity. Further, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re fostering loyal and respectful relationships with your staff.

5. Holiday Bonus

If you’re not sure what holiday gift sets to get for your cleaners, consider adding a bonus or tip to their end-of-the-year paycheck. This versatile option is ideal if you’d prefer to let your staff decide for themselves what to get for their holiday gifts. 

According to this holiday tipping guide, you can pay your cleaners about half the amount of one cleaning project. So, if you pay your cleaner $150 per cleaning job, consider paying them $75 as a holiday thank you. 

For a personal touch, you can add a handwritten note with their gift. Personalized notes are a simple yet thoughtful way to say thank you to your cleaners for all their hard work throughout the year. You can also consider wrapping any gifts you decide to give and the handwritten note in a gift basket.  

Spread Holiday Cheer to Your Cleaning Team

The holidays are a great time to show your appreciation to your cleaners, as they’ve helped you keep your business running and your customers happy throughout the year. A small, thoughtful gift will allow you to show them your gratitude and make their spirits bright this holiday season. Other than giving gifts to your vacation rental cleaners for the holidays, you can also introduce an automation platform that can make their job — and yours — a lot easier. Through the Taskbird app, you can automate schedules, share checklists, assign tasks, and create bookings with clients all in one place.

Mia Sofia Pimentel Avatar

By Mia Sofia Pimentel